Young Dreams - Young Dreams Genre: dream pop, electronic
(via No Fear Of Pop) I’m ignoring the fact that it’s Halloween today and instead gives you the never-ending heatwave vibes of the up-and-coming Young Dreams from Bergen, Norway. I almost felt like hitting my head against the wall for not having heard about them already, considering the fact that I literally purge Urørt and other Norwegian music sites from day to day to pick up new discoveries to share with the rest of the world.
Some of the members of Young Dreams are still not new to the music scene, however, containing utterly talented musicians such as Njål Paulsberg of Put Your Hands Up For Neo-Tokyo or singer-songwriter Matias Tellez. Dream pop is not really a very widespread genre in Norway, but with all the good bands that have been coming out of Bergen lately, this didn’t really surprise me.
Stay tuned for their two upcoming EP-s, the first one due to Janurary/February and the second one to March/April. For now, you download their self-titled track and stream some other ones from their soundcloud page.
Sometimes words just cannot describe how I feel about a track. I sit and try to dissect individual elements and I’m at a loss. Case in point for M△S▴C△RA & sLOW HEAD’s “ℭṲℛ§€Ð ĦѺѺÐ”. This is exactly what I’m feeling at the moment; a slowed down, super textured background track which serves as a fantastic juxtaposition to harder, deeper intonations. It’s blissful but hard. ANNOYINGLY GOOD.
✝ DE△D VIRGIN ✝ - «<F△i†H» I feel like I’ve had too much to do lately. I always have, I guess. Unfortunately, that means less time for music research and more time to make a living so that I can survive these upcoming winter months in this otherwise grey and lifeless city. In other words, thank god we’ve got girls like Hellevi of one of my favorite favorite music blogs Unholy Rhythms (and Cactus-Mouth, of course), providing us with the very best of new and undiscovered bands. Look past the triangles and typical “witch house” titles of this mysterious darkwavers and join the journey towards doomsday. Oh yes indeed.
Get their R△▲PE EP (oh god. em triangles) for free over at bandcamp.
I might have already reblogged this but who cares, HOT DAMN this track is HOTTTTT.
The fog encompassed the entire area, creating a blanket of sweet smelling smog. At that moment, everything came together clearly: it was then clear that this was the right path, the right direction for us. We were to conquer our worries, all the logical, nagging problems that ate us from inside our guts. Without you, I would cease to exist. I have come to rely on you to project my ghost, my being, the essence of what and who I truly was. You were the only one that could claim ownership of those phantasmal projections. For you were the only one I would reveal everything to and, in time, I would allow myself to be broadcast.
Once upon a time, I featured a labyrinth ear track on my page and now I’m pleased to say she’s released an official EP for download just in time for Halloween. Full of throbbing synths, nu synth pop touches, and the right amount of head bobbing, dark beats, “Oak” is a fantastically greyish work. Never too dark, and just the right amount of lyrical yearning, it is an EP for the nu romantic/synth pop set. Amorously aphotic.
I am proud to announce the first ever, all exclusive Unholy Rhythms mix and just in time for Halloween! “Abraded Ghosts” is really a celebration of Halloween through the eyes of artists of different genres. I asked 13 wonderful musicians to give me their interpretation of creepy Halloween…
Premiere | SPORTS :: Every World is a World of Your Own
Not long after releasing their debut single, Seattle’s SPORTS are back with “Every World is a World of Your Own,” a near six-minute long ride through their world. If everything the trio releases is this solid, we can expect quite the full-length, whenever that may be. For now, though, download both “Every World” and their debut single, “To Catch a Thief,” on their bandcamp. Plus, check them out today on Altered Zones.
For all the sunny bedroom acts coming out of cold Midwestern cities and the Eastern Seabord, there’s very few artists that actually hail from tropical places. Enter Youth Sports, a synthpop duo (Jake Aesthete and Rachael Behaviorist) that broadcasts tunes from Honolulu, HI. The straightforwardly titled “Tropicalies” is one of several tracks they’ve got up on bandcamp, and pulls no punches with the palm tree breezes and beachside vibes. Boy-girl vocals echo against watery synths and cabana grooves, giving everything a Balearic pop/Sincerely Yours feel. Basically, just one more reason to move to Hawaii.
John Jagos of Brothertiger just shot me his spanking new jam, Evening Glow. This track is absolutely luminous, with a soaring 80’s sound. Give me a perm and a studded blazer with shoulder pads, and this song and dare me not to show off my Molly Ringwald dance moves.
John attends Ohio University for Audio and Music Production. I’ll be heading down to Athens on November 12 to see him perform with A Million Years.
If you haven’t already heard around the water-cooler, NY’s Blissed Out are now going by the much harder to say (and type) BL§§D ØU†. While I’m fundamentally opposed to bands filling their names with unintelligible symbols, these guys are just good enough to pull it off (and hey, at least there’s no triangles). “§PNNR§” is from the forthcoming NYC Everything EP, which is dropping on good ol’ AMDISCS. It’s not as all-out weird as Second Plane’s “Scarified”, but it’s definitely not fit for any barbecues/family get-togethers. Voices murmur, drum machines clatter in pitch-black darkness, and the only shreds of light are those dim dance-floor synths. Fun stuff!
Depraved of all niceties bestowed upon others, I return home to much pomp and circumstance. The fanfare I received would be short lived, as you quickly shunned my return. You would isolate, lash out, and terrorize me - taunting me with your cruel eyes. Black as coal. Small. I couldn’t be any closer yet farther from you than I already was. Having communicated to you my desires in smalls nods and scribblings, you further sequester yourself. At night, dreams would consume you until you could no longer tolerate my presence. Limbless bodies and bugs would slither over and around you until you could take no more. You would scream and gasp as you woke up drenched. No longer could you bare to look at me. What horrors would manifest from our once flourishing love?
Passion Party is infectious darkly sexual pop. Menacing and intoxicating, “Loser,” illustrates the story of violent rejection - of one so lovelorn, they cannot help but act out their frustration. The synths play in a staccato repetition, hammering out the building agony of a persistent lurker. His voice shakes and stalks, voicing an idea that what he’s doing may just be wrong. Dark, creepily sensual lurker bossa for two.
(via No Fear Of Pop) Since our radars are already put Vancouver (see: yesterday), the experimental/electronic two-piece Spring Break is yet another example of why we have declared our love for this very city. While Heatwave has that hot and summer-y, feel, their most recent stuff such as Stephenie Meyer’s 115th Dream (below) might be better fitting not that’s Halloween is coming up and all. Check out their Bandcamp site for some free downloads, or head over to their blog to get a hold of some sweet remixes.
Will just slipped this song thru his Facebook feed as a ‘demo’ he whipped up last night while lounging around his apartment. Damn, bro. Dropping hits like this in your pajamas is exactly why you be blowin’ up, kid. Hawt jamz.
Finding new music is to me as well as many others a process which usually takes way more than one or two listens to set a final opinion, which is why I find it very hard to keep up with all the new music continually flowing out on the Internet and filling up my inbox from day to day. All though I know I’m rather late with this, Brooklyn-based Body Language was literally love at first listen, with a sound bringing the playful and catchy beats of Passion Pit (I’m putting on my dancing shoes as we speak) with the charming warmth slightly reminding me of Teen Daze.
Their newest four-track EP Social Studies was released a couple of weeks ago for free here, following up on their EP Speaks from ‘09. Also, head over to their myspace site to grab some free, exclusive remixes of our favorites such as Marina & The Diamonds’ Obsessions or Toro Y Moi’s Timed Pleasure.